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. we go to the breaking news out of mumbai, india. three explosions have killed at least 17 and injured 81 more. the first terror attack since the attacks three years ago. mumbai's police commissioner says one of the bombs was ied placed inside an umbrella. >>> in washington both parts are gaping the politics of republican senate proposal from mitch mcconnell that would give president obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling without first guaranteeing the spending cuts the house republicans have been demanding. those republicans notably michele bachmann say it's a nonstarter. florida congresswoman deby wasserman schultz is the chair of the democratic national committee and joins us now. thanks for joining us us. first of all, what is your position, the democratic caucus position on this mitch mcconnell proposal to try to get away from the debt ceiling deadline and the connection with the spending cuts? >> well, i can see why mitch measuring mcconnell and republicans would want to try to shove this back on president obama because the american people are very frustrated. they don't w
, i want to ask you as the intelligence chair whether you've heard anything more from india as their investigators look into what happened with the explosions with the suicide attacks last week. secretary clinton has just arrived today in india as part of her world tour. i'm wondering if you know yet whether or not this came from pakistan. was locally inspired or whether there was any information from our own investigation into this? >> not at this time. i don't have any information that indicates with any kind of specificity where this attack came from. >> what about pakistan the state department has called the ambassador from pakistan in for more meetings today. as we continue to discuss the fact that the administration is holding up $800 million of more than $2 billion that had been approved under legislation. what about the crisis in our relationship with pakistan coming after the bin laden assassination, the killing of bin laden and what we now know has been pakistan's failure to cooperate? >> well, that's right. and the relationship is at a crisis. i think both sides d
to play. that means china, it means india. it means afghanistan. it means iran potentially. there's a regional compact that has to be achieved. we've got to lower the rhetoric and see if we can't bring about stabilizing that entire region. >> okay. former defense secretary william cohen it's always great to hear from you. thank you for being with us. >>> less than an hour from now at the white house president obama will bestow the medal of honor to sergeant first class le roy petry. the 31-year-old army ranger bravely fought off enemy fire and lost his right hand while trying to sauve his fellow rangers from a grenade attack in afghanistan in 2008. he spoke exclusively with brian williams about the honor. >> what would you like civilians, civilians in this country who don't serve in the military a lot of them visit pretty good. what would you like them to know about their modern military? >> i had something that i come up. i hadn't heard it before. i hope it's something i came up with. >> we'll give you credit anyway. >> i look at all the military and all the fallen heroes that ga
news international for an explanation it was actually a problem with the -- with our spliers in india and there was no such retrieval. >> have you had any contact with andy coulson during the sheridan case? >> during the sheridan case? >> i think andy was -- andy coulson was in downing street during the sheridan case. so i would have had some contact. >> no direct contact, no emails or letters? >> i said i would have had contact. >> there are no emails just a conversation? >> it would have been manly to do with work, but by email or by telephone. >> just a couple more questions. why would the news of the world, why were you paying andy coulson's legal fees and mull kair's legal fees? >> as i understand it, i know james murdoch addressed this, when andy coulson left the news of the world, he had an agreement that all matters relating to this his legal fees were paid. and i think the same for clive goodman. on glen mullclaire, i think it was when his legal fees would be paid when he was a codefendant in these civil cases. >> are you aware of any payment to police officers? >> no. >> non
% to an effective 44.8% in 2013. when their competitors overseas in canada, in china, in india are paying a lot lower tax rate. that hurts job creation here. look, it's not the big companies anymore that are engaged in international competition. it's the small and medium businesses that are, too. we just feel that if we keep taxing our job creators, our businesses, at higher rates than our foreign competitors are taxing theirs, it will cost us economic growth. more to the point, when we keep raising taxes in washington, for ephemeral promises that never materialize, we are not fixing the problem. >> let me get to that topic. the "wall street journal" says even the $600 billion in spending cuts in stage one are worth grabbing as part of a debt ceiling vote. more broadly, democrats in the gang are making a big concession by saying the tax rate should go down, not up. >> i agree with that. >> even obama-care must be reformed. why not grab what you can? >> that's what i want to do. >> and worry about reducing the taxes down the road. >> i think that's what we're going to do. >> if they don't materi
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